fredag 11 augusti 2017

Here we go

Of course I forgot to save my snaps (from Snapchat) that I took yesterday, so almost all the pictures I promised to show you today from my visit at Kolmården wildlife park is gone. But, I'll show you some, that I took with my camera in the phone.

The park is about a 2,5 hour drive from here, so we left early to be there as they opened at 10. The girls ate some snacks in the car so they were in a good mood as we arrived. We had bought our tickets to the park online so we didn't have to stand in line at the entrance, a big plus with three eager girls wanting to start off the adventure. 

Mini me loves a very famous Swedish bear, called Bamse (books and movies), and he has his own world built inside the park for kids to enjoy. And besides from seeing the lynx on arrival, the first thing had to be a visit at Bamses world.

Can you see it?

There're a lot of different rides for the kids to enjoy, a theatre, candy store, restaurants and playgrounds for the whole family to enjoy, and of course they're all built just as you would see reading the books or watching the movies. 

You can visit Kolmården online here and read more about the world of Bamse. 

One of the most beautiful animals and a huge favourite with my nieces were these two snow leopards. They were sleeping but we were happy just to get a glimpse of them. I'm not sure why, but for the first time visiting the park we got to see all their animals (except from two), and I don't think that has ever happened before. Our theory discussing this in the car on the way home, was that it was because of the weather. It was the perfect temperature, not too warm and not too sunny. The animals seemed to be alert and curious or just busy enjoying life the best they could. 

For the first time I also agreed on going on the safari cable railway ride over the park. I'm terrified of heights so I did it knowing the risk of me having a breakdown was huge! But I did ok, in fact, I kind of liked it. It's a great way of seeing the park and all the animals with minimal distractions for the animals. And you get to listen to interesting and important information about them and their habitats as you pass silently above their heads.

Lunch time, for big and small.

The cable railway cars have room for up to 8 people, but we had one for ourselves (4).

One of our favourite parts of the day was watching the dolphin show. It doesn't matter that you've seen it before, they're just so fascinating animals and the show really makes you see how we humans affect their natural habitats and suggests how to help them and the environment for all animals in a dramatic way. Mini me was upset and wanted to leave when these serious facts were discussed, but she calmed down when I explained it to her and now she wants to save the environment by not using plastic and pick up garbage everywhere she goes. And she wants to be a dolphin trainer!

I also love the elephants and the rhinos (no pic of them unfortunately). I just wish they had bigger space! 😔

So, there you have it. Not as many pics that I had planned sharing with you, but please go to Kolmårdens website and read more about all the amazing animals and attractions. You're going to love it if you visit the park. We did, as we always do! ❤️

Laters babes!

Over and out 

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